I’m all about keeping it real here on the blog. So if I’m going to be honest, this past week was another week where things did not go as I’d hoped that they would. After a not so stellar week two weeks ago, I was determined to make this past week much more productive. I wanted to ensure that I not only got my three planned runs in, but that I also did my strength training as well. While I was fully determined, and did complete my three planned runs, life got in the way once again and interfered. Little man seems to have gone through a growth spurt recently, which has made him extra fussy during the day. I haven’t been able to accomplish much around the house while Preston is at work, so when he gets home I can’t always devote as much time to working out as I’d like to. I’m fitting in what I can when I can, but I wish I had more time. I’m finding one of the biggest challenges to be finding enough time to keep up with housework/errands while also having enough time to work out as much as I’d like to, especially since little man barely naps during the day right now, unless he’s being held or he’s in his car seat in a moving car.
Prior to adding a baby to our lives, Preston and I usually worked out at the same time. Now with little man, we have to take turns going to the gym. And until he’s older and can sit up on his own in the jogging stroller, we can’t take him for a run with us. With our current schedule, we’ve had to alternate days for working out after Preston gets home from work, which doesn’t allow either of us to work out as much as we’d like to. And while I’m all for at home work outs, especially since I love the Baby Strong workout, little man’s needs have made it such that working out when only one of us is home just didn’t work this past week. He was just too fussy.
I am so thankful that I was able to get in my planned long run on Saturday. Although I had to wait until after lunch to head out since Preston was away from the house Saturday morning, the weather was absolutely beautiful during my run. After all of the cold weather and snow that we’ve had over the past two months, I loved being able to run outside in almost 70 degree weather. I actually got a little too warm in the long sleeve top that I was wearing.
All I can keep doing is taking things one day at a time. Its great to have goals that I want to focus on in addition to training for my next half marathon. But I’m also trying to remind myself that when I don’t have the time and/or energy, especially after a long day with a fussy baby, to be able to devote to working out, that I just have to do the best that I can.
Mon 2/15 – Rest day
Tues 2/16 – 3.25 mile run on the treadmill, 0.45 mile cool down walk, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Wed 2/17 – Rest day
Thurs 2/17 – 2.81 mile run, 0.32 mile cool down walk
Fri 2/18 – Rest day
Sat 2/19 – 5.01 mile run, 0.43 mile cool down walk
Sun 2/20 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 12.27 miles (4.31 miles more than week 2)
Total ZOOMA Mileage – 31.89 miles
Other than a fussy baby, the other obstacle to my week was a slip up that occurred during Thursday night’s run. As I was nearing the end of my run, I slipped on some ice. I caught myself and didn’t fall, but since Thursday’s run my bad right ankle and my right leg have been bothering me. I’ve been making foam rolling a high priority since Thursday night’s run, but I’ve also been trying to take it easy when I can. Hopefully my ankle and leg will start to feel better sooner than later. And hopefully, this coming week of training will be better than the past two have been.
QOTD: How do you fit everything into your weekly schedule that you want/need to?